Taxco Tours

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High in the rugged mountains of northern Guerrero State, the elegant city of Taxco de Alarcon was once an isolated Spanish stronghold. Today it is known for its mines producing rich, gleaming silver, and the generations of artisans who create some of Mexico's most beautiful jewelry.

Though every possible style is represented in the craftshops that inhabit old adobes lining the steep, cobbled streets, it is the smooth, heavy cast pieces of both modern and traditional design that are considered true Taxco style. Before you shop, stop into the city's two siver museums to see truly fine pieces: the Museo de la Plateria, which also covers the Mexico's history in silver, and the Museo Guillermo Spratling, with pottery and other exhibits.

All that glitters is not silver, however, and the city boasts several other worthy attractions. Culture lovers will love the richly detailed baroque facade and soaring interior of 18th century Catedral de Santa Prisca, while active travelers will enjoy hiking to waterfalls and mountaintops around town.

Practical Info

It's about 280 kilometers (173 miles) between Acapulco and Taxco, using the fast, safe toll road. The old Mexico City - Acapulco freeway is slower but much more scenic; you'll need to take it for the last half hour of your trip either way. Taxco is a great overnight stop if you're traveling between Acapulco and Mexico City, with a solid selection of nice, if not luxurious, hotels. Be sure to make reservations well in advance for Semana Santa (Easter Week), when the city puts on its world-famous fiestas. 

Several buses make the 4-hour trip between Acapulco and Taxco daily. It's worth spending a few extra dollars for air conditioning. 

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Address: Carretera Nacional Los Plateros Taxco, Taxco, Mexico
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Taxco Private Day Trip by Van from Acapulco

Explore the town of Taxco on this all-day tour from Acapulco. Wander around this small colonial city, located in the north Sierra Madre Mountains, with cobblestone streets, white stucco houses with red-tiled roofs, and wrought-iron balconies. Plus, visit the baroque Santa Prisca Cathedral. During the tour, you’ll also have time to shop for souvenirs.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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$89.99 USD
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  • Duration: 13 hours
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Day Trip to Taxco from Acapulco

Delight in the geographical splendor of Taxco on a full-day trip to the picturesque mountain town from Acapulco. Travel through mountainous scenery to Taxco de Alarcón and admire panoramic views from the town’s 5,000-foot (1,515-meter) elevation. Learn about the region’s industrial heritage during a stop at a silver store and then embark on a walking tour of the city with your expert guide. Behold the magnificent Temple of Santa Prisca, recently declared a National Historical Monument, and spend some relaxed free time exploring Taxco de Alarcón independently before returning to Acapulco by comfortable coach.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Taxco Day Trip from Acapulco

Discover a picturesque colonial city in the hills of Guerrero with a full-day trip from Acapulco to Taxco de Alarcón. Browse the region’s famed silver shops, then follow winding streets paved with cobblestone designs on a guided tour of the city. Learn about Taxco’s Aztec and Spanish heritage, and continue to the main plaza to get a taste of daily life and culture. Visit the iconic church that dominates the skyline and enjoy time to explore the plaza at your own pace before returning to Acapulco.
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
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